Farmers’ new apparel range for SS16 demonstrates its gradual shift towards the premium end of the market. It revealed a capsule collection of its instore range for August – October in a spring-themed launch last week, and unveiled several high-end new brands.
Two major retail stories hit last week - store closures at Countdown, and the opening of David Jones. David Jones got more attention, but was it really more important for the retail industry? Executive chairman of property, design and research specialist agency RCG Paul Keane mulls it over.
Newmarket cupcake store Petal Cupcakes has given in to demand from across the harbour and established a second outlet. The company has been selling in-store and fulfilling orders across Auckland since it was established in 2010. As we discovered, the proliferation of new cake shops is being fuelled by a trend towards indulgence.
Heavy demand and a lack of supply for avocados has driven some people to stealing them from Bay of Plenty orchards, while more law-abiding citizens are forced to pay an average of $4.61 for a 200g avocado.
Experiential retail is so hot right now, and one retailer outperforming the others in its category is US appliance company Pirch. Juanita Neville-te Rito from The Retail Collective shares what she loves about Pirch and why it's on the up.